Palermo – About 150 special police forces are searching for Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, who escaped during a major manhunt in Sicily. For this purpose, the Italian media reported that dozens of homes on the island were owned by Mafioso supporters or close believers. Helicopters and dog crews were also used. But the Messina Denoro was not found.
Messina Tenoro is the supreme godfather of Sicily Cosa Nostra, one of Italy’s major mafia organizations. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1992 for the murders of judges and mafia hunters Giovanni Falcone and Pavlo Porcelino, along with several bodyguards in two bombings and other attacks.
Now 56, he has been running since 1993. “Mafia bosses can leave their hometowns as soon as they escape, but have to return at some point,” said anti-mafia lawyer Federico Capiro de Raho. So several accomplices were wanted during Friday’s raid.